Suspected driver in fatal hit-and-run charged

The suspect arrested in Wednesday's fatal hit-and-run crash was charged Monday

Posted: Aug 6, 2018 4:32 PM
Updated: Aug 6, 2018 9:56 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The suspect arrested in Wednesday's fatal hit-and-run crash was charged Monday. 18-year-old Yariel Lunice Nicole Butler faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death (Level 5 felony), leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injury (Level 6 felony), and leaving the scene of an accident with bodily injury (Class A misdemeanor).

Related: Suspect and vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run found

Butler was arrested August 2 during a traffic stop on South 4th Street. She is believed to be the driver in the hit and run crash on U.S. 52 that killed one man and injured two early Wednesday morning August 1.

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